Information About Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers

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Training

Painting, coating, and decorating workers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Painting, coating, and decorating workers
Training for Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers
Percent
Less than High School 27.1
High School 46.9
Some College 17.6
Associates Degree 4.3
Bachelors Degree 3.2
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 32,000 people in the United States- 5.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more painting, coating, and decorating workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, painting, coating, and decorating workers make $13.21 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Painting, coating, and decorating workers $8.64 $10.10 $12.30 $15.60 $18.70
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, painting, coating, and decorating workers make $27,480 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Painting, coating, and decorating workers $17,970 $21,040 $25,660 $32,640 $38,920
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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